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by Chris
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Di Cao Qing clay
Replies: 25
Views: 866

Re: Di Cao Qing clay

I have one modern, woodfired DCQ pot from YZG. I use it mostly for middle-aged sheng puerh and sometimes other heicha. It makes teas consistently smooth and round, and is one of my favorite pots (alongside a Green Label zini and LQER zini).

Just my personal experience. :)
by Chris
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 277
Views: 44697

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

Drinking my last tiny bit of GJS Jin Zhu Jin Fu. I bought a sample from YS mostly because I liked the colorful English translation of the name of the tea, "Golden Prosperity Pig Cometh." This was my least favorite of the fuzhuan samples I ordered a few months ago, but drinking it now, brewed in Gree...
by Chris
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1743
Views: 347312

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

LeoFox, I found your yancha tasting notes interesting. I've had similar experiences with some vendors, though I'm reluctant to name names, tastes being subjective. Even though it doesn't fall into the unattainable/unattainable expensive category others have mentioned, I've found most of the yancha I...
by Chris
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 277
Views: 44697

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

I was also intrigued by the Mojun Fucha teas and have samples of the two YS carries arriving sometime next week (well, hopefully :D ). I'll report back once I have a chance to try them.
by Chris
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 213
Views: 38593

Re: Yixing advice

Thanks, Bok! Not insignificant but not quite as bad as I had feared.
by Chris
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1743
Views: 347312

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Inspired by the CNNP thread, I'm drinking Butterfly brand Fujian bag oolong tea. I would be pleasantly surprised if I got this tea at a restaurant. It's like a very, very generic yancha, one-dimensional but not exactly unpleasant. Also reminds me of mugicha. Earlier today, I was drinking spring 2020...
by Chris
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 213
Views: 38593

Re: Yixing advice

Those zhuni pots are beautiful! Is it a faux pas to ask approximately how much pots like this cost? ZAG is the only place I know of that seems to have comparable pots but I'm too nervous to email for a price.
by Chris
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454344

Re: Yixing

TeaTotaling wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:39 am
mafoofan Did you ever have any luck finding a Zhuni artist, or pot to your liking?
I'm also curious about this, or whether anyone has bought one of Pan Jun's HLS zhuni pots from YZG.
by Chris
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 162
Views: 20351

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

(Black and) White Label :D

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by Chris
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CNNP teas and State factory teas
Replies: 128
Views: 6014

Re: CNNP teas and State factory teas

Really enjoying this thread. I don't know why, but I have some kind of false nostalgia for these teas and their packaging. Even with a significant collection of good tea at home, I'll stand there staring in the grocery store tea aisle, hoping for a treasure I know isn't actually there. On tonight's ...
by Chris
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boiled tea
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Boiled tea

I've been doing this for the last few months in a Yama glass kettle, mostly with aged sheng puerh or various heicha. I brew the teas my usual way (repeated infusions of varying lengths) throughout the day, then fill the kettle a fourth of the way up with cold water and dump the spent leaves in. If i...
by Chris
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454344

Re: Yixing

I love these big pots and the 70s zini. Drinking more and more heicha lately, I've been thinking of trying to find a bigger 70s zini pot for this same idea! Makes workday tea much easier.
by Chris
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1655
Views: 310090

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Jumping on the bandwagon, I'm also drinking the 2008 Taste of HK, boiled in a glass kettle after steeping throughout the day yesterday. Judging by how quickly I'm going through them, this and the 2008 Jiang Cheng brick, also from Yee On, are some of my all-time favorite workday puerhs. They're smoot...
by Chris
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Taiwanese pots
Replies: 66
Views: 5423

Re: Taiwanese pots

Another Xu Jin Choi pot, ~100 ml and also purchased in Yingge. :) Like Baisao 's pot, it's ultra thin and very precisely made, with a bell-like, metallic ring. It's wheel thrown, of course, and though the clay superficially resembles zhuni, it reminds me more of Tokoname clay than Yixing. (Though, t...
by Chris
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 277
Views: 44697

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

Balthazar , thanks for your response. I've been drinking more samples and am pretty enamored with some of them. I'm still getting used to the various styles and their characteristics, but have experienced all of the minerality, white tea fruitiness, and smoke you mentioned. Toward the top of the li...